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Our intention is to acquire and make available ALL picture books featuring indigenous people and people of color published in the U.S. since 2002, including reprints. Inclusion of a title in the collection DOES NOT EQUAL recommendation. See our related readings page for suggested links for evaluating books.

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Serena sees her footprints on the Moon

2016

by Reed, Sean, Beck and Sam

A girl imagines leaving her footprints on the Moon next to the ones left by the twelve astronauts who walked there

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Mae among the stars

2018

by Roda Ahmed and Stasia Burrington

Mae wanted to be an astronaut. She dreamed of dancing in space. She imagined herself surrounded by billions of stars, floating, gliding, and discovering. Her parents encouraged her, saying, "If you believe it, and work hard for it, anything is possible." This encouragement, along with Mae's own curiosity, intelligence, and determination, paved the way for her to become the first African American woman to travel in space--|cAdapted from publisher's description

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